Working with me is easily broken down into 3 simple steps:
Step 1: We'll get to know each other and plan the session over coffee or by phone.
Step 2: Executing the plan! (my favourite part)
Step3: Delivery! A few days after the session, you will receive an online proof gallery containing a range of the best images from our session. From there, you can easily select your favourite images. Once your favourites have been selected, I will add any finishing touches to the collection and share it with you as soon as it's ready!
Frequently asked questions...
Do I need to have my hair and makeup done professionally for the shoot? Is it provided?
I am a big believer in doing whatever makes you feel most comfortable, confident and most like yourself. My goal is to illustrate you authentically so if you're not into dolling yourself up, then please don't! Wearing makeup when you're not used to it might make you feel like an imposter which could make it more difficult to get into an authentic vibration during our session. On the other hand, if getting your hair and makeup done makes you feel pampered and like an enhanced version of yourself then I would highly encourage it and I would happily link you up with some of my favourite professionals. I encourage you to just be you, so I leave it in your hands cause you know you best!
What should I wear?
Just like hair and makeup, feeling comfortable and confident with your wardrobe choice is the biggest priority. For some this means going for the trusty staples in their closet despite some signs of wear and for others this means going shopping to find something crisp and new. Whatever approach feels more like you, I recommend bringing at least two options and making sure they are ironed or steamed prior to the session. I am always happy to offer my honest opinion in order to help you appear your best in your image series. I can also link you up with a stylist if you would like to explore that option!
Where will the shoot take place? Are you willing to travel?
Since all the sessions that I offer are entirely personalized, the shoot can take place just about anywhere you like. I will encourage you to select (well-lit) locations that have meaning to you and your story. Please note that I am more than happy to travel for sessions. Travel fees for sessions booked outside of Toronto will be quoted on a case by case basis.
What happens if we plan to shoot outside and the weather is bad?
It's important to me that your shoot turns out amazingly! I am happy to evaluate the weather the day of and reschedule at no extra cost, if necessary.
Do I need to know how to pose or model in order for the photos to turn out?
Lord no! The majority of people that I work with have very little experience being in front of the camera. I get that being photographed can be nerve wracking and uncomfortable and I am more than happy to use my years of experience photographing people to guide and direct you into looking natural and confident in your photos.
Can I use my photos on social media platforms?
Absolutely! Once your edited photos are returned to you, you can use them however you like! I just ask that none of the proofs are shared since they won't do either one of us as much justice as the final edited photo. I also appreciate credit anywhere possible!
What if I end up liking more photos than are included in my session?
You can certainly purchase images in addition to the amount that are included in your session. You can purchase additional edited images for $25 each or 4 for $80 (+hst).
Are the images in the proof gallery edited?
You will receive a curated gallery of lightly stylistically-edited proofs. This is how you will be able to view the best images from your session and select your favourites. This means they will be corrected for brightness, colour, cropping making it easier for you to see what the final image will look like. Once you have chosen your favourites, those images will be given a more thorough edit addressing the finer details.
How will I receive my images?
You will receive access to an online gallery from which you can view and download your images in high resolution from any computer connected to internet for at least 6 months!
What style of editing can I expect?
I love to help women feel empowered and I think the one of the best ways of doing this is by celebrating ourselves exactly as we are without feeling like we need to edit ourselves into someone else's standard of beauty. With that being said, I do want to make sure you you feel as confident as possible about the way you appear in your portraits so I'm happy to address unflattering things like blemishes, dark circles, lipstick on teeth, you get the point. I prefer to keep the editing as subtle as possible, to keep things real, ya know?
Do you offer payment plans?
If it is helpful I can absolutely offer a payment plan, get in touch to see how we can break down the payments.
What forms of payment do you accept?
I accept, cash, e-transfer, and all major credit cards.